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English definition of “six of one and half a dozen of the other”

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six of one and half a dozen of the other

informal
said when you think that neither of two choices is better than the other: "Shall we go by car or train?" "I don't know, it's six of one and half a dozen of the other."
Translations of “six of one and half a dozen of the other”
in Chinese (Traditional) 半斤八兩, 不相上下…
in Chinese (Simplified) 半斤八两, 不相上下…
(Definition of six of one and half a dozen of the other from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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